Nathan Rafferty

Despite the lackluster snow this past winter, enough snow riders enjoyed the slopes to make the 2017-2018 one of the top 10 for skier day sin the state’s history.

Utah’s 14 ski areas posted their sixth best season for skier days last winter. The season started November 21st at Brighton and ended May 13th at Snowbird. Ski Utah is reporting 4.1 million skier days, down almost 10% from last season’s all-time record.

Ski Utah president Nathan Rafferty says that’s not bad considering the winter we were dealt

Local News Hour - June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

On today’s program, Park City School District Spokeswoman Melinda Colton previews Tuesday’s school board meeting. Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty has the final figures for the 2017-18 ski season. Utah Symphony/Utah Opera Director of Communications Renee Huang and Park City Summit County Arts Council Community Manager Jocelyn Scudder have details on the partnership to produce free pop-up community concerts at the art pianos throughout Summit County and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has an update on some of the upcoming events and on-going projects.

 

The Wasatch Mountain snowpack is the lowest in decades but some of Utah’s ski industry experts say conditions are surprisingly good and that the season is not over yet.  There are challenges the ski resorts and hospitality businesses face when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver the goods.   Carolyn Murray has this:

Local News Hour - February 8, 2018

Feb 8, 2018

Evelyn Lees begins today’s program with the Utah avalanche forecast. Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting. Park City Chamber/Bureau President Bill Malone provides a legislative update. Ski Utah CEO Nathan Rafferty reports on how we’re dealing with the lackluster winter season. Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher updates us on the #ParkCityNation.  And ski jumper Sam Macuga talks about her Olympic trials experience.

Local News Hour - November 16, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Kim Carson has a recap from Wednesday's meeting. Snyderville Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein has an update from Tuesday’s meeting. President and CEO of Ski Utah Nathan Rafferty with an update on his annual Ski Season opening press conference held on Tuesday. Manicurist and now Author, Carly Bennett Stenmark talks about her new book, More Than a Manicure: The Nail Files and her upcoming book signing on Saturday.

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Utah ski resorts are ready for the upcoming season -- they just need now to be patient as temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall. When it does, the state could be looking at a third and unprecedented record-breaking season. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Ski Utah will lobby Utah lawmakers to change liquor laws this ski season. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Biggest Worry: Will Deer Valley Remain Snowboard Free?

Aug 22, 2017
Courtesy of Deer Valley

The Park City Community is buzzing with the ski industry announcement on Monday that Deer Valley Resort is being sold to an expansive corporate interest that rivals Vail. Some big questions linger.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

On today’s Mountain Money, Renai Bodley and Doug Wells visit with Ty Burrell and Jeff Barnard, the new owners of the Eating Establishment Restaurant in Park City.  The second guest is Nathan Rafferty, CEO/President of Ski Utah. In the final segment, Renai and Doug talk about your money.

Local News Hour - November 17, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Chris Robinson who has a recap of yesterday’s meeting. Ski Utah Director Nathan Rafferty talks about the upcoming ski season –what’s new at the resorts and new transit improvements to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons and Davis County.

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